** SPECIAL OFFER **
The first 500 registrations for the Pro Challenge Experience, will receive a FREE Club Seat for the Stage 1 Finish in Telluride!* Register Today!
Pro Challenge Experience, Presented By UnitedHealthcare is a bike ride and festival for cyclists who want to share the Start Line that the world's best pros will cross to kick off the 2012 USA Pro Challenge.
The Big Ride: The Big Ride is a 72-mile ride that starts in downtown Durango with a loop of the USA Pro Challenge Start. Riders then leave for Wildcat Canyon. The ride returns to downtown Durango and then climbs steadily to Durango Mountain Resort via Route 250 and Shalona Hill. After a quick pitstop at Durango Mountain Resort, riders will return via Route 550 with a final push into Fort Lewis College for the Finish Festival.
Durango to DMR: This 45-mile route mirrors The Big Ride, however, riders will be greeted by a Finish festival hosted by Durango Mountain Resort.
All riders will begin at 7am.
Bike Numbers and Wrist Bands: You must wear your bike event number and wrist band at all times.
TRAINING PLANS, PROVIDED BY TRAININGPEAKS
Specific training plans are available from our partner TrainingPeaks at http://home.trainingpeaks.com/events/cycling/pro-challenge-durango.aspx.
Discounted travel packages are available through USA Pro Challenge and Durango Mountain Resort.
- The USA Pro Challenge will offer a 10% discount on The Grand Depart travel package (http://usapcc-viptravel.velovacations.com/le-grand-depart/granddeparttemp/) for all participants.
- Durango Mountain Resort has packages available to participants starting at $51 per person per night. Make your reservations today by calling 800-525-0892.
Durango Mountain Resort will offer riders and their families staying at DMR properties options for moving between start and finish areas. Those staying in Durango and finishing at DMR may book return transportation for $15 by calling DMR Transportation at 970-426-7282. Reservation strongly recommended. Please call DMR at 970-426-7282 for more information.
*Restrictions apply. Offer valid on un-discounted Pro Challenge Experience registrations. Supply limited to first 500 registrants. Club seat tickets must be picked up on-site at ride registration. Offer valid through August 15, 2012.
Event schedule and times
Ride Start Times: All riders will depart downtown Durango at 7am.